One of the best known colors is Prussian Blue. Perhaps not by name. But it is the blue of blueprints and is long-known. What is its chemistry and why is it so confusing? Let’s find out.
Electroforming is the process by which electrochemical lab technicians grow new objects, rather than electroplating existing parts.
Allotropic carbon forms have become a super-hot research item! One spectacular form is the diamondoid. Its importance ranges from the world of astronomy to the quantum world.
Sometimes small things produce big differences. Saccharides include starches, sugars and cellulose. What difference is there in these materials made of such similar starting materials?
Many think that “New is better.” In technology, such thinking often proves true. But is it always the case? No. Consider pharmacology. New drugs promise improved health, a better quality of life. Yet negative side effects, some not having had sufficient time to surface, may discourage a medication’s use, perhaps even warranting its removal from […]
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water. But to them, not all water was created the same. They have preferences. Do these preferences involve leaf infusions?
A superfund site? Sometimes nature, coupled with man’s technology, greed, and politics, can produce a tragedy that becomes an inescapable part of history.
Among blood-sucking insects, the bed bug has not been accused of being a vector of disease – transmitting disease to human hosts. Why is that so?
The Giant Hogweed is a hot topic in the U.S., U.K. and Europe, as well it should be! The chemistry of this plant produces horrific blisters that can kill.
Moisture condenses onto glass, forming condensation droplets. What forces are at work in their formation, in their combining, and in their disruption?